The Christmas Star | Athens, PA photographer / by Lisa Robinson-Howeler

Each year he pulls it from the barn where he stores it and checks the bulbs in the light strings. 

This year he had a knee and back injury so his grandson helped him drag it into the garage for the inspection before it was placed on the hill by the house, above the nativity scene.

He built it several years ago to reflect the true meaning of the season.

Now the Christmas star my dad built is a tradition that even non family members look for each year.